Human anatomy is such a fascinating thing that we can keep exploring and yet we will get surprised with a new fact each time. We tend to think that we know ourselves and our body but in reality, there are various things about it that remain a mystery to us. No matter how advanced the technology has become there are still some instances when the doctors or scientists have got the shock of their lives when they found out about some mysterious things about this complex mechanism called the human body. So we have come up with a list of some weird facts about human physiology which you can go through and add to your knowledge.

Placebo Sleep

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If you haven’t slept well last night you can still manipulate your brain by thinking that you are not tired and you had a good night’s sleep. This phenomenon is called placebo sleep that is believed to improve your cognitive function. It makes you feel better and gives you the energy to perform well at your tasks instead of thinking that you haven’t slept well.

Result Of Evolution?

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To find out if you’re a product of evolution, you need to put your arm on a flat surface and then push your thumb and pinky finger together. If you are not able to find out a raised band across your wrist then you are a result of evolution. If you can detect the band then it means you are having an extra muscle in your arm that our genetic code is slowly getting rid of.

Olfactory Adaptation

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Have you ever noticed a strange smell whenever you enter a new house apart from your place? That's because our brain gets used to the smell of our own house or fragrances that are related to us including the perfume we wear quite often. This is a result of survival instinct called ‘olfactory adaptation’ in which our brain is constantly finding out new or unusual smells as a mark of any possible danger and it ignores the smell that has become familiar.

 

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Restorative and Reflective Nostalgia

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You can experience two different types of nostalgia ‘restorative’ in which a person feels that everything used to be better in the past and he/she longs to relive those moments. Whereas in ‘reflective’ nostalgia a person feels that the past was full of sadness and regrets but he/she maintained a sense of amused acceptance.

 

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Contagious Yawning

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This is one of the most fun facts about a human body where if you see someone yawning and with a strong urge to stop them from doing so, you will end up yawning yourself. This often is referred to as contagious yawning which is a sign of empathy for others. When you catch a person yawning, especially if you are close to that person, then you will also start yawning because of empathy.

We hope you found these amazing facts about the human body interesting. Stay tuned to Herzindagi for more such fascinating stories.